Topic: Program

Creating an online tool to strengthen offline communities

June 11, 2019
What's the connection between technology and food? This case study from Bainum Family Foundation’s Food Security Initiative illustrates how technology can address information gaps.

Hot Dogs, high fives and hugs: big wins for digital inclusion programming in Atlanta

January 3, 2019
Heather Salters, an emerging leader in NTEN’s 2018 Digital Inclusion Fellowship,  is working to increase and improve the DeKalb County Public Library digital literacy programs. She shares her experience in implementing Technology Tutoring sessions, and the positive outcomes she’s seen thus far.

How 2 communities are bridging the digital divide

July 16, 2018
An innovative nonprofit is tackling the digital divide and STEM achievement gaps with after-school digital inclusion programs.

It’s National Digital Inclusion Week

May 7, 2018
It's National Digital Inclusion Week and NTEN is proud to participate! Nonprofit organizations are uniquely positioned to make significant impact toward digital equity.

5 steps to measure your mission

February 13, 2018
Do you know how well your nonprofit is doing to meet its mission? Is your team able to reflect on ways to improve at meeting your mission? You can improve your effectiveness by making your mission measureable with these five steps.

Applications for Digital Inclusion Fellowship are open

October 30, 2017
We are excited to announce that applications are now open for the fourth cohort of the Digital Inclusion Fellowship! Nonprofit staff selected for the Fellowship will create and expand digital inclusion programs to help bring their communities online. These programs empower communities in innumerable ways: They can help parents connect with teachers, instruct job seekers on how to craft a professional resume, promote low-cost internet offers, show seniors how to video chat with family, and so much more.

5 ways to create smiles when teaching tech

October 24, 2017
For first-time users as well as some senior tech users, learning a new tech concept can be a difficult experience. Because of this difficulty, it can cause these users to feel animosity towards technology. By using digital empowerment as the framework for tech education programs, you can target students' specific needs and interests, creating an effective and interactive learning experience.

Building connections to change lives

August 16, 2017
From July 2016 to July 2017, Digital Inclusion Fellows launched an impressive array of programs, initiatives, and events to promote digital inclusion and digital literacy in their communities. Along the way, they recorded data showing their progress and shared success stories and challenges from the field.

Overcoming barriers to digital literacy programs

June 12, 2017
What are the barriers to implementing digital literacy programs at your organization? Panelists from a 2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference session on the subject discuss challenges and solutions, and offer resources to overcome those barriers.

Digital Empowerment

June 7, 2017
My job as a teacher is to envision a future for our students that includes technology as a tool for realizing their dreams. It's an educational investment that’s worth the time: Students emerge from our program confident in their ability to use technology to be problem solvers and motivated to become lifelong learners of technology. Here are some key aspects of our program design.